Todd DeFeo

Bath popular among visitors, survey reveals

(Photos and collage by Todd DeFeo)

Visitors to the historic English city of Bath are quite satisfied by their experience, according to a new survey.

The South West Research Co.survey of 1,000 in person and 1,043 online surveys revealed visitors rated Bath a 4.43 out of 5, the Bath Chronicle reported. Roughly one in four visitors (24 percent) visit the city on a day trip while 55 percent stay overnight.

“Bath is doing extremely well in delighting its customers and getting them to encourage others,” the Bath Chronicle quoted Diane Goffey, from South West Research Co., as saying.

Most visitors to Bath (77 percent) are there on vacation, the newspaper reported.

Located roughly 100 miles west of London, Bath is a perfect destination for a day trip. A tourist destination since the city’s founding during Roman times, Bath today is home to roughly 80,000 residents and sees more than 4.4 million visitors annually.

The city has a rich and colorful history and may have been the site where King Arthur in 500 defeated the Anglo-Saxons during the Battle of Badon. In 1987, Bath was designated a World Heritage Site.

About Todd DeFeo
Todd DeFeo loves to travel anywhere, anytime, taking pictures and notes. An award-winning reporter, Todd revels in the experience and the fact that every place has a story to tell. He is owner of The DeFeo Groupe and also edits Express Telegraph and Railfanning.org.